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    Non-obstructive coronary artery disease is an important risk factor for myocardial infarction, a new JAMA study says. Patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) are more »

    Academic institutions will use NIH funding to mentor a new generation of biomedical researchers. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a series of more »

    A new online portal will allow patients to participate in the emerging field of genomic research by contributing their own data. Patients who have undergone more »

    Massachusetts General Hospital (MHG) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be working together to provide up to $3 million in grant money intended more »

    A project hoping to apply big data mining techniques to pharmaceuticals has won the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award.  Rong Xu, more »

    Data sharing policies from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have made data analytics easier and more commonplace by increasing the sharing of information, say more »

    A new clinical trial is aiming at discovering how the packaging of medications and instructions provided by pharmacists affect patient adherence.  The STOMPP (Study the more »

    The Mayo Clinic is the latest healthcare epicenter to enlist Watson for some heavy lifting when it comes to data analytics and medical research.  Watson more »

    Researchers in North Carolina are helping to foster population health management and disease control efforts in developing nations by studying data integrity techniques and sharing more »

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the release of its finalized guidelines for genomic data sharing and research.  After receiving more than one more »

    An online data analytics tool developed at Boston Children’s Hospital will allow stem cell researchers to check the quality and function of tissue samples engineered more »

    Intel Corporation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation are launching a new pilot program to combine the power of big data with the ubiquitous reach more »

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an at-home colorectal cancer screening tool that is up to 90% accurate in detecting the common cancer, more »

    23andMe, the home genetics testing company under scrutiny from the FDA, has secured the good will of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with a more »

    All good science experiments have one important thing in common: a control group that establishes a foundation with which to compare the effectiveness of any more »

    The federal government produces enormous quantities of clinical and financial health data, but hasn’t done enough to be transparent with the wealth of information it more »

    Something strange is happening in the board rooms and laboratories of some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world: the doors of the famously more »

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) isn’t just ready to mine the big data mountain: they’re already swinging the pickaxe.  The Big Data to Knowledge more »

    The FDA is using EHR data and information from electronic claims to give drug safety monitoring a boost, writes Janet Woodcock, MD, in a blog more »

    Patients who opt for chemotherapy treatments earlier in their battle against prostate cancer may live for a median of 14 months longer than those who more »

    Pfizer and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Oncology Research Program have awarded grants to six research and academic institutions focused on consumer education, medical more »

    Providers may be encouraged to prescribe more statins for the care of hypertension in vulnerable populations, but the widely-used class of drugs has no significant more »

    A partnership between The Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, has launched a cancer data health information more »

    Colorectal cancer patients who sought the attention of specialist surgeons had a higher rate of long-term survival and overall better outcomes, found a study by more »

    Personalized medicine?  Not if you want to make an extra $350 a month, WellPoint, Inc. is telling oncologists.  The insurer will be offering a financial more »

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